I am having an indigo moment. My fixation with indigo started with bedspreads and quilts for my home. The color brings out positivity and calmness and is popular in interior design. I thought it was time I introduced the color in my wardrobe. This gorgeous saree from Ajio combines my love for block prints and indigo. The printing is done by hand using indigo dye using traditional dabu technique. Dabu printing is an ancient mud resist hand block printing technique from Rajasthan. It involves mud resisting the areas to be printed and then repetitive dyeing with indigo and then drying until the required color depth is obtained. Even though I have explained it so precisely, it is, in fact, a labor-intensive method. The saree is a mix of cotton-silk Chanderi and feels very light.
I styled the saree with jhumkas, a nose pin, and glass bangles. I feel the need to say more about the nose ring. Nose piercing is a sour topic for me. All the women in my family have a pierced nose. So when my turn came around, I was quite pleased to get it done and I loved it. But then it got infected and my nose pin had to be taken out. I have gone through the nose piercing ordeal five times. The fifth time was just recently in September last year when I had succumbed to pressure from my mom and mom-in-law. It turns out my skin just won’t let me have it pierced and I have finally accepted that. I feel stupid to even have tried it five times. I blame my mothers and partly on own vanity for this. Anyway, I have now found nose pins with clip-ons that are perfect for me. I love that someone thought of this.